Thomas Seward was born in Worcestershire and educated at Westminster and at St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1731, M.A. 1734). He was rector of Llan-maes, Glamorgan (1733-40), tutored for the duke of Grafton, and rector of Eyam in Derbyshire (1740). He was a prebendary of Lichfield, and of Salisbury (1755) and resided in Lichfield with his famous daughter Anna Seward.
The conformity between Popery and paganism. Illustrated in several instances. 1746.
The folly, danger and wickedness of disaffection to the government: an assize sermon. 1750.
Works of Beaumont and Fletcher, ed. Seward and Sympson. 10 vols, 1750.
The late dreadful earthquakes no proof of God's particular wrath against the Portuguese: a sermon. 1756.
A charge to the clergy of the peculiars belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. 1775.